Fringe (2008–2013)
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Momentum Deferred 

Walter analyzes the body of a shapeshifter and then reconnects with an old patient that has the ability to distinguish the people from the other world. Olivia finally recalls her encounter with Belly.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hybrid (as Roger R. Cross)
Thomas Jerome Newton (as Sebastian Roche)
Rebecca Kibner
Kurt Larsen
Security Guard (as James Michalopoulos)


Recuperating from the traumatic and alarming meeting with Massive Dynamic founder William Bell, Agent Dunham consumes a powerful "fringe" concoction that Dr. Bishop prescribes to stimulate her memory. Meanwhile, the Fringe Division investigates a series of robbery cases that are tied to shape-shifting. As clues are tracked and memories are jogged, another woman experimented on by Dr. Bishop is introduced and a flashback reveals more about Olivia's visit to the alternate reality. Written by FOX Publicity

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8 October 2009 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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This episode features the running joke where Walter can't quite correctly recall Astrid's name. Here he calls her 'Aspirin'. See more »


Dr. Walter Bishop: [turning to see Charlie behind him] Agent Francis, hello. You alright? You look pale.
Agent Charlie Francis: Yeah. Haven't got much sleep last night.
Dr. Walter Bishop: Oh. I may be able to help you. A little cannabis before bedtime does wonders.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) See more »


End Title Theme (Composed by Michael Giacchino)
Written by Michael Giacchino
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This is the TIUAN episode
20 February 2015 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

One thing that all highly successful series have in common these days -- and make no mistake, this 5-season barn burner is right at the top of the list -- is a TAKE IT UP A NOTCH episode, Thats an episode where the producers basically say to the fans, you like our characters, you like our weekly adventures, you are quite happy with the show, BUT WE ARE NOT ... so lets throw in a pinch of salt.

For FRINGE FANS a FUN FACT .. time changes when you are having a good time.

This episode speeds by in a blink because so many interesting things are happening.

Great writing direction editing.

They could also have called this episode WALTER GETS LUCKY.

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